[Discuss] Real internet provider in Victoria?

Daniel AJ Sokolov listclient at sokolov.eu.org
Thu Nov 2 15:20:10 PDT 2017


Thank you!

I meant to say "volume limits", but the autocorrect thought otherwise. :-)

I read that Shaw is blocking ports 25 and 80. What about other ports?

BR
Daniel AJ

On 2 November 2017 14:54:56 GMT-04:00, Darren Duncan <darren at darrenduncan.net> wrote:
>On 2017-11-02 11:22 AM, Daniel AJ Sokolov wrote:
>> My name is Daniel and I'm a Linux user. :-) I'm moving from Halifax
>to Victoria and am in ASAP need of an internet provider without
>volunteer limits, and ideally one that doesn't block ports or slows
>down my VPN.
>>
>> I don't need triple digit mbit/s, 23/2.5 mbit/s have served me well
>in Nova Scotia. :-)
>>
>> What can you recommend?
>>
>> I've had a look at Juce, Shaw, and Vmedia, then talked to Vmedia, but
>they can't say it up before Nov 14.
>
>I've used Shaw internet continuously since 2000.
>
>Theirs is a very competent and high quality service that is provided
>and 
>maintained by themselves, and I recommend it to others.  Other
>companies also 
>seem to have good service, but Shaw is the one I know from experience
>and you 
>can't go wrong with them.
>
>Shaw is very neutral and has no throttling; any service you want to use
>should 
>just work.
>
>From their current plans https://www.shaw.ca/internet/plans/ I
>recommend 
>Internet 75 (nee Internet 30/25) as a baseline; its normal price is
>$80/month 
>for 75/7.5 mbits.
>
>Normally one of the plusses of Shaw is that they're always month to
>month and 
>don't require signing up for a plan.  That being said, they offer their
>top tier 
>Internet 150 plan (150/15) on a 2 year plan which gives you the first
>whole year 
>for $50/month and the second year for $85/month.  After this the
>monthly rate is 
>$105/mo, though it used to be higher and I expect it'll drop by the
>time the 2 
>years are up.  I'm currently on this plan, or its analogy when 150
>first came 
>out 15 months ago.
>
>I don't understand your term "volunteer limits".
>
>If you mean bandwidth limits, the 75 has one at 500GB/mo and the 150 is
>
>unlimited.  I do plenty of Netflix etc and I don't think I've actually
>gone 
>beyond 100-200GB/mo in actual usage.
>
>-- Darren Duncan
>
>
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